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Posted on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 : 10:20 a.m.

2 home invasions reported on same Ann Arbor block

By Kyle Feldscher

Two homes on the same Ann Arbor block were broken into Wednesday, and the thief or thieves took several expensive items from each home, police said Thursday morning.

Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said the break-ins occurred during daytime hours at two houses in the 3200 block of Chelsea Circle. Investigators believe the first incident occurred between 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and 12:01 a.m. Thursday.

The 28-year-old man who lives at the home reported the front door appeared to have been forced open. A Kindle e-reader, iPad, jewelry and a backpack were all reported stolen from the home.

The second home invasion occurred between 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The man and woman who live at the home, both 28 years old, reported the front door was unlocked when they returned.

Police believe the thief or thieves got in through an unlocked window, Bush said. An iPhone 4, gift cards, an iPod and jewelry were all reported stolen.

There have been reports of home invasions throughout Ann Arbor this week. Police have reported at least six home invasions and two attempted home invasions in the city since the weekend.

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Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Fri, Jan 11, 2013 : 11:26 a.m.

You'd think that headline writers would know: words have meaning. Since when is the burglary (aka, home break-in) of an unoccupied dwelling a "home invasion?" Maybe, with three choices, two of them correct, they could have just got unlucky and picked the wrong word. But nooo, gotta go for the line which drags in viewers -which suggest it's intentional. Lock it up, don't leave it unattended and look out for your neighbors - still sounds like good advice to me.


Thu, Jan 10, 2013 : 8:42 p.m.

How home invasions will be handled by homeowners after Joe Biden has us turn in our guns: 1. Hide in the closet and hope they don't find you. 2. Call police, hide, and hope they get there before you are discovered. 3. If you believe in God, pray and hope he saves you. If not it might be a good time to discover him. 4. Keep your head in the sand, hope you never need a gun, and pretend they aren't in your house when they break in (alternative reality). 5. Learn how to do a convincing dog barking imitation so you sound like a german shepard. 6. Move to chicago where they have the toughest guns laws in the USA and everything will be good. Any other ideas from my friends on the left?


Thu, Jan 10, 2013 : 10:04 p.m.

Seeing that the left usually hates anyone who does not agree with them,I'd say you don't have too many friends over on that side. BTW...let Joe try and take my guns


Thu, Jan 10, 2013 : 6:16 p.m.

I agree, a big thanks to Kyle for continuing to post this information. According to the AAPD website ( they use a service called Crime Mapping which ".. pulls incident data every 24 hours from the Ann Arbor police records management system." That service doesn't provide nearly as much information as browsing through's crime articles. And I know of a few reported incidents that occurred in the last few weeks that are not recorded on this site. Perhaps AA should re-evaluate their contract with this service. Kyle's efforts notwithstanding, it's frustrating to not be able to get the full picture of what's happening, crime-wise, in Ann Arbor.


Thu, Jan 10, 2013 : 5:20 p.m.

This has gotten out of control. We need stronger punishments for these worthless members of our society.


Thu, Jan 10, 2013 : 4:58 p.m.

Kudos to the AA police for responding so quickly to the reports of the invasions! Kudos to Mr. Feldscher for reporting these local incidents so quickly and reliably! If the recent invasions are related more than geographically, then the perpetrator probably has an easy way of fencing jewelry and Apple products. May the AA Police act quickly on their leads!


Thu, Jan 10, 2013 : 3:44 p.m.

Wow! There have been quite a few of these in the last couple weeks. I thought Obama's Stimuls money was supposed to create jobs which in theory would lower crime because more people are working. How did that Stimulus money work out? :)